Alize Jones Out For Football Season At Notre Dame


An expected big piece for the 2016 Notre Dame football season won’t be available to Brian Kelly and his staff.

Kelly announced on Wednesday that tight end/wide receiver Alize Jones will miss the entire 2016 season but remains on the roster and able to practice with the team.

In a tweet, Jones said he will remain at student at Notre Dame but that he will the season because of academics.

“Notre Dame is a special place and playing football for the Irish is a privilege, ” Jones wrote. “With this opportunity comes academic responsibility, and unfortunately, I didn’t meet that responsibility.”

Jones caught 13 passes for 190 yards and no touchdowns while starting in five games at tight end during his freshman season a year ago. He was expected to move outside to a more wide receiver role this fall and give the Irish a big body target with Corey Robinson retiring from football because of concussions.

That path for Jones will have to wait for 2017 but he says he’s still very committed to the Irish.
“I love Notre Dame and everything about it,” Jones wrote. “Obviously, I’m dissapointed at myself, but I’m going to remain a student at Notre Dame and work even harder. I’m going to grow from this. I’m going to be a better student, teammate, player and man. While I won’t be able to help my brothers on Saturdays, I’ll do whatever I can to help this team acheive its goal of winning a national championship.”

Notre Dame opens up fall camp on Saturday morning at Culver Academies. The season opener is Sunday September 4th at Texas.

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